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Voter Helpline Now More Accessible, No Third-Party intermediaries for Election Apps

Subodh Bhasin. Dated: 4/11/2019 6:14:01 AM


SUBODH BHASIN Jammu, Apr 10 In view of the impending General Elections, the Election Commission of India has strengthened its Voter Helpline to make it easy for the Voters to get authentic information pertaining to their voter registration. The range of services provided by the Helpline Number 1950 have been refurbished and made easily accessible. It is desirable that you check your name in the electoral role, despite possessing an EPIC With the 2019 Indian General Elections commencing from today , it is expected for registered voters to look up and try to find their electoral names in their respective constituencies. In this regard, in case you have forgotten, 1950 is the toll-free voter helpline you could use to obtain all voting related information. The information included in electoral details is the likes of the polling booth, name in the electoral list, booth officers, election officers, and more. Here, note that this is an official service from the Election Commission of India (ECI). Formats in which such SMSs can be sent are: ECI <0 (for reply in English) or <1 (for reply in the regional language). ECIPS --This will fetch the address of the Polling Station, where the said EPIC Number bearer needs to go to cast the vote. ECICONTACT -- This will fetch the reply providing the sender with contact details of Booth Level Officers, Electoral Registration Officers and District Election Officers. Since mere possession of EPIC Card is not enough for the electors but their names should also be there in the electoral roll for enabling them to cast their vote on the poll day, it is necessary that the citizens/electors should check that their names figure in the electoral rolls. If they are not enrolled, they can submit Form 6 online through www.nvsp.in or submit the form through Mobile APP or hard copy to the respective ERO Offices. “It is also clarified that all these services can be obtained directly or by approaching the concerned officials appointed by the Election Commission of India. ECI has not authorized any intermediaries to provide these services,” stated ECI “Since mere possession of EPIC Card is not enough for the electors but their names should also be there in the electoral roll for enabling them to cast their vote on the poll day, it is necessary that the citizens/electors should check that their names figure in the electoral rolls,” added the election body. The 1950 voter helpline by the ECI should be useful for people not preferring to depend on applications from third-parties. Once you dial the tollfree number, you would have to follow an interactive IVRS system prior to the operator (human) connecting with you to answer your queries. Finally, if you are desirous of knowing the election date in your state, then clicking here should render all the info in a detailed-yet readable manner

 

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